Thursday, 6 December 2012

The William Wingfield Baker window

This window is at Gulval in Cornwall.
Lovely mix of colours as well as painted glass. The Cornish late afternoon light shining through adds to the luminosity of the glass in a very special way!

To the glory of God; and in affectionate memory of Wilham Wingfield Baker
of Orsett Hall in the County of Essex, Esq Q.C. This Window is erected by his
Children. He died at Sherbourne Castle on the 21st of March 1858 in the 80th
year of his age and was buried at Orsett
Esse Quam Videri
(To be rather than to seem (to be))

The window depicts the baptism of Jesus and the Doctors in the Temple

There is information on William Wingfield Baker in Wikipedia. This is one of a series of photographs of Gulval. This page will be linked to the memorials blog in due time. As far as I am aware this window has never been published before.

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